9 1/2" diameter Imari "sansui" (landscape) design scalloped edge plate decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze red and green pigment with extensive gilt highlights set against a white porcelain ground. The base bears a small underglaze blue seal and a single spur mark. Late Meiji Period (late 19th century). Very good overall condition. There are a few surface scratches in the glaze but no chips or cracks.
Pair of Tang Dynasty (618 - 906 AD) ceramic tomb figures depicting soldiers or grooms dressed in long tunics. Much original pigment remaining and facial features evident. Some small chips to base. 8 3/4"H.
Chinese Southern Song to Yuan Dynasty amber-brown glazed stoneware ovoid form storage jar with everted rim flange, four horizontal loop handles high at the shoulder, and flat base. Probably from the Fujian kiln. 8 3/4"H. Circa 13th/14th century. The jar is from the Tucson collection of a couple who lived in Asia in the 1960's. It bears the registration seal of the Philippine Museum in Manila. Very good overall condition with typical wear to glaze. The glaze is slightly lighter th ...click for details
13"H buff-colored earthenware Yangshao type funerary urn decorated on the shoulders with bold black and red geometric designs. The symbolic significance of this decoration is apparently unknown. Ovoid form with a wide body extending to its widest girth at the mid-section and tapering to a narrow base. Two strap handles at the sides. Neck ending in an everted rim with evenly spaced tiny holes. Machang type (circa 2200 B.C.) of the Majiayao culture, Gansu Province. Machang type wares ar ...click for details
Chinese Jin Dynasty (1125-1234) truncated meiping vase with a rounded body, two lug handles, and a short neck ending in a dish-shaped mouth. It is decorated with a light green colored glaze, which extends down toward the unglazed base. 11"H. Very good overall condition. One small rim chip and some degradation and losses to the thin glaze.
Chinese Jin Dynasty (1125-1234) thick bodied stoneware bottle vase of globular form with a flaring mouth. The vase is subtly decorated with a pattern of horizontal ribs extending around the belly. A dark brown to black glaze (referred to as "temmoku" by the Japanese) characteristic of Henan (Honan) Province wares ends just above the unglazed base. The glaze is permeated with a fine pattern of pinhead sized white speckles. 11"H. Very good, solid overall condition except for a ...click for details
Large Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) "hu" form jar with two moulded and incised loop handles on the shoulder. Measures about 11 1/2"H x 8" diameter. Above the waist, the vase is decorated with two sets of incised lines running around the circumference. A mottled olive green glaze, consisting of green, brown and cream pigments, also accents the upper section of the vase and the interior of the mouth. These accent areas are separated by a brown glazed neck. The lower portio ...click for details
Early 19th century Edo Period Japanese woodblock print by Toyokuni I (1769-1825) depicting two geisha playing a samisen and taiko drum while floating on a pleasure boat lit by paper lanterns. A floral arrangement of pine, prunus and bamboo (known of as the "three friends") sits on a lacquered stand in front of them. Dates circa 1810 and bears the "kiwame" seal. Vertical oban print measuring 13 7/8"V x 9 1/4"H. Very large margins on the top and left. Image trimme ...click for details
Edo Period Japanese woodblock print depicting a beauty holding a baby by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) dated 1850-1852. Published by Sanoki. Paper size 14 1/4"H x 9 3/4"H. Good overall condition with no tape stains, tears, toning, thinning, or holes. The baren marks and image are clearly visible on the back. Not backed. Probably slightly trimmed and the right edge is uneven. Light foxing visible in the background. There is fading evident by a line of color change at the t ...click for details